RING IN 2015 IN STYLE AT OUR BEACH HOUSE
“For last year’s words belong to last year’s language and next year’s words await another voice.” – T.S. Eliot
The Beach House team is gearing up for our New Year’s Eve party with Fete Moet & Blanc – a celebration of beauty, love and renewal. It is going to be a memorable night, with irresistible food creations by our Executive Chef Anthony le Pape accompanied by bottomless glasses of Moet & Chandon champagne. Our signature party would not be complete without live music, dancing under the stars and ringing in the New Year with a magnificent fireworks display from our beachfront!
We are encouraging guests to wear all white to signify good luck, prosperity and peace for the New Year. A Beach House tradition that we like to do every year is our Lantern Ceremony, when we invite guests to write their intentions on paper lanterns and send them off into the night sky. This ceremony has come to represent the releasing of one’s hopes, desires and fears into the universe. It can be perceived as letting go of regret and disappointment as well as welcoming and embracing new beginnings and hopes for the future.
We thought it would be fun to share with you some fun (and strange) New Year traditions from around the world. For instance, in some places in South America like Brazil and Ecuador, people wear brightly coloured underwear to welcome the New Year – red if they are looking for love and yellow for money. In the Philippines, the locals eat round fruits and wear polka dots (round shapes are thought to symbolise prosperity) in the hope of ensuring good fortune in the New Year. In Denmark, people stand on chairs and then jump off them together at midnight. Leaping into January is meant to banish bad spirits and bring good luck. In Japan, the faithful wear a costume of the next year’s zodiac animal (a sheep for 2015) and visit a local shrine or temple, where bells chime a sacred 108 times.
Whatever custom or tradition you follow, celebrate 2015 in style by putting on your party hat and making a toast to good times with family, friends and loved ones!